Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Immigration Reform

We need immigration reform, without it we are doomed to paying even more in taxes to provide for those that are here illegally. Now the left doesn't like it when we address illegal aliens as being illegal. Sorry liberals but Republicans are not anti immigrant but rather anti illegal immigrant. There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. We need to address the problem because it is a National Security issue. The question is what do we do about it.

The Republicans for the most part want to round up the illegals and have them all deported. The republicans want to build a fence and keep the illegals out. The republicans do not want to relent and it makes them appear to be uncompromising and anti immigrant. This hard line stance will not work either. However, there is a compromise.

We need to seal off our southern border. This may cost some dollars up front but it will protect not only from the illegal. This will have those that have no real ties to America to leave. Then and only then do we deal with those that have ties in this country. I want to be compassionate and show that yes even a lawful society can have a heart. I am sure there are some that have been here for a number of years and have integrated into American life. I don't want to be punishing those that did nothing wrong. Now should we institute the DREAM Act? I'm not sure that is entirely appropriate as written. If we are going to allow the children of illegals to stay here we should provide them with an opportunity to atone for the mistakes of their parents. We should allow them to serve in the military and then and only then should we allow a chance at citizenship. For the parents who came here illegally, they should never be allowed to obtain citizenship. Maybe we can allow them to stay here on a special visa. If they commit a crime then they should be automatically deported. It has to be a special visa and not a permanent visa. There has to be a way to get rid of those that are unwilling to abide by ours laws.

We can not just expect to deport 12 million people. We have to compromise and fix the illegal immigration problem. Both the left and right have legitimate concerns. We must secure our borders. The we must address those that are here illegally rationally and fairly. We need to adress this issue and both sides need to compromise and stop politicizing the issue. This is about national security and not about politics.

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